|Our Barns: A History of the Barns of Maine - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Barn expert Don Perkins gives a talk presented by the New Gloucester Historical Society about a variety of barns to be found in Maine.
Keywords: farming; lecture; barns; construction; dairy; cattle; rural
|Bartlett Adams: Stone Cutter - Patti Mikkelsen, Richard Erwin|
Ron Romano, Spirits Alive tour guide, gives a Power Point presentation of gravestone carvings done by Bartlett Adams and his associates in the early 1800s in the Greater Portland, Maine area. Adams and his family resided in New Gloucester, Maine for 18 months and some of the town's cemeteries contain gravestones etched with his carvings. A New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Keywords: Bartlett Adams; gravestones; etching; lecture; cemeteries; stone cutter; New Gloucester
|Maine Made Automobiles - Richard Erwin|
Car expert, Richard Fraser delivers a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation on automobiles and other vehicles built in Maine.
Keywords: travel; lecture; people; automobiles; snowmobiles; Maine; wheels; engines
|Windows on History: Belfast Then and Now - Belfast Historical Society|
This is one of the monthly presentations by the Belfast Historical Society. The presentation was by Kevin Johnson, photo archivist at the Penobscot Marine Museum and features images of Belfast Maine taken in the late 19th and early 20th century. Those images are juxtaposed with current images.
Keywords: Belfast; Maine; lecture; Kevin Hohnson; Penobscot Marine Museum
|Traditional Shaker Cooking - Richard Erwin,Steve Brissette,Patti Mikkelsen|
Sister Frances Carr of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village gives a talk presented by the New Gloucester Historical Society on Shaker herbs and other food products. Afterward, three other Shakers field questions from the audience on various subjects about life in the Shaker community.
Keywords: farming; people; lecture; herbs; cooking; recipes; livestock; Shakers
|The Tents,the Pretty Girls and Homemade Gingerbread at Northport - Ned Lightner|
Today's Bayside, Maine began as the Northport Wesleyan Grove Camp Meeting in 1849. Maine Methodists gathered in Northport for two weeks each summer for a religious festival at "this most beautiful spot, on a point of land making out to the bay". From the congregations of the first twenty towns represented by the Methodists, the population grew to include rusticators,excursionists,and vacationers. Tents pitched in small lots evolved into modest cottages with elaborate "gingerbread" decor; a grand...
Keywords: people; festivals; lecture; Bayside; rusticators; Methodists; Wesleyan Grove; Northport; Maine
|Letters of a New Gloucester Victorian Teenager - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen,Brian Soucy|
New Gloucester resident, Stephen Chandler reads excerpts from letters written by one of his ancestors, Anna Potter Chandler when she was a teenager in the late 1800s. The program was a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Keywords: letters; teenagers; Victorian; genealogy; carriages; lecture; oral history; Anna Potter Chandler; people; travel
|Moses Greenleaf: Maine's First Mapmaker - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Historian, Holly Hurd gives a talk about Moses Greenleaf who is regarded as Maine's first mapmaker,among other professions. This program is a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Keywords: Moses Greenleaf; people; maps; surveyor; lecture; oral history; natural resources; travel; settlers; borders; Masons
|A Talk by Nina Roth-Wells, Painting Conservator - Bob MacGregor and Patti Mikkelson|
Painting conservator Nina Roth-Wells of Georgetown, Maine describes the process she used to clean and conserve a winter-scape painting on the back panel of a vintage sleigh. The sleigh was originally owned by the Libby family and now resides at the Skyline Farm Carriage & Sleigh Museum in North Yarmouth, Maine.
Keywords: arts; logging; education; lecture; people; conservation; paintiing; art conservation; sleigh; Libby genealogy; museum
|A Closer Look at Malaga Island - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Jane Arbuckle and Amanda Devine from the Maine Coast Heritage Trust recount the history of Malaga Island,now owned by the Trust. Malaga Island was once home to an interracial community in the early 1900s. The forcible eviction of all residents of the island due to prejudice and greed of the privileged powers-that-be at that time, including then Governor Frederick W. Plaisted,remains a stain in Maine history...
Keywords: lobstering; fishing; education; people; lecture; oral history; civil rights; Malaga Island; eviction; interracial; prejudice
|John Ford--Game Warden - Ned Lightner|
John Ford has seen it all as a game warden serving Waldo County Maine. Fortunately, he is also a gifted storyteller. This program was recorded at Belfast Senior College. Ford had his audience entranced by the numerous interesting accounts of his career.
Keywords: people; conservation; lecture; natural resources; John Ford; game warden; Waldo County; law enforcement; Maine
|Window on History: Belfast's Civil War Flag Quilt - Belfast Historical Society|
This program follows the story of Belfast's historic quilt as told by Megan Pinette, of Belfast Historical Society and Pam Weeks, curator of the New England Quilt Museum. The flag quilt was made in Belfast Maine and sent to Union soldiers during the Civil War.
Keywords: Lecture; Quilt; Civil War; Wars; Belfast; Maine; Pam Weeks; Megan Pinette
|Nathaniel Hawthorne Among the Shakers - Patti Mikkelsen, Richard Erwin|
Dr. Steven B. Rogers, a summer resident of New Gloucester, shares his research regarding Hawthorne's connections to the Shakers, which goes back to Hawthorne's boyhood in Maine in the 1820s and continued throughout his lifetime. Roger's talk took place at a New Gloucester Historical Society gathering.
Keywords: people; literature; lecture; Hawthorne; Shakers; author; Longfellow; Franklin Pierce; New Gloucester; Maine
|Maine in the War of 1812 - Richard Erwin,Bob MacGregor,Patti Mikkelsen|
Historical researcher and teacher,Larry Glatz, talks about the role that Maine played in the War of 1812. A New Gloucester Historical Presentation.
Keywords: education; people; wars; lecture; Native Americans; maritime history; oral history; battles; British; treaty; generals; Canada
|South Portland During the Civil War - South Portland Historical Society and SPC-TV|
An oral presentation with slide show given by Kenneth E. Thompson, Historian, Portland Harbor Museum.
Keywords: Lighthouses; education; people; wars; lecture; oral history; maritime history; Civil War; South Portland; Historical; forts; Maine Coast